Maybe it is because there were productions of each short story and they were just put together for this collection but I was not impressed by the inconsistencies in production. Sometimes, there are scary, cool music breaks between each story, making it easy to know when one is finished. Other times, the same music will play randomly in the middle of a story. Worse, there is often no breaks in between each story other than the announcement of the title. It made no sense.
The stories themselves are fantastic! Joe Hill is a great writer. The narrator is super good too and I enjoyed him. The rating is for those two reasons (as it should be). The production of this book, however, rates only one star.
I listened to one short story after another, and then went back and listened to some of them again.
Joe Hill is a wonderful and creative writer. I then learned that he is Stephen King's son, but his talent is his own.
mother, wife, artist
Not as good as I was hoping, I much prefered his first novel, but not bad for passing the time around halloween, but warning to the buyer, not all of the "ghosts" in this book are spooks, and that can be a little misleading...
I love horror, in all its forms. It is difficult to find truly great horror and exceptional writing all in one author. I tend to find an author I like, then I read that author's work voraciously. Joe Hill turns out to be the son of one of my favorite authors, Stephen King. Those are some huge literary shoes to fill, but I cannot believe this collection of stories are the first published works by this author. The stories are just so good.
Each story will impact you on different levels, but they are all brilliant, and they are all chilling, and they all leave you wanting more. My Father's Mask has stayed with me since the first time I heard the audiobook. I've read and listened to it several times, and it gets creepier and deeper every time I do. All the stories in this book are great, no filler here.
No, but I'll listen from now on.
Thank God that should anything cause Stephen King to stop writing I can comfort myself with his equally talented and prolific son.
This collection is the best of Hill's writing, but I've loved each of his books. To date, The Fireman is my nest favorite. Thank you, Joe Hill, please keep on writing.
most of the stories have an unfinished feel to them, they left me more confused than entertained. there are a couple of good ones though.
I would probably recommend they read it instead of listing to it. The production is weirdly done. Random bursts of music that makes you think a new story is starting, but really it's just a different chapter, except sometimes a new story is starting. It is as difficult to follow along with as that sentence was.
I love his novels and would definitely listen to a novel, but probably not another short storey collection.
I have not listened to any of his other performances, but would again. I think his performance was terrific here, but it was edited or produced badly.
Most of the stories came to such an abrupt ending that it was like having to leave the theater before the end of a movie. I liked two of them tho. 😕